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by PeeBee
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Maxi cooler python pump
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Maxi cooler python pump

I cool my casks/kegs from the cooler's "python" line. It keeps the cask/keg contents at about cellar temperature. Any keg beers that need to be a bit cooler are pushed through the "product" lines (I've variable shunts on the product coils so as to have some control of the temperature of individual b...
by PeeBee
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Need help finding 30amp relays
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Need help finding 30amp relays

Actually I think I've found some suitable for the job. What do you think to these. Taiss/JQX-12F 2Z DC 24V Coil 8 Pin 40A DPDT 2NO 2NC Electromagnetic Relay General Purpose Power Relay for Remote Control, Automatic Control System +Wire Terminal (Warranty 1 Years) LJQX-30/2Z DC24V https://www.amazon...
by PeeBee
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 88
Views: 4140

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Do I care how much crystal dissolves at low temperature? Do I ever put crystal in cold water? Please study my brewing process on cold extraction, it is all recorded above. I'm all in favour of critical review of what I do, but I'm not in favour of critical review of what I do not do! I was so sure I...
by PeeBee
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 88
Views: 4140

Re: Brewing alcohol free

What I meant: Brewing "low-alcohol" (thread title is "Brewing alcohol free") requires getting out as much flavour and "body" and minimal fermentable material. "Cold extraction" might do this, but my initial trials got too much. I was aiming for SG1.014 and got 1.020. I also extracted more protein th...
by PeeBee
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 88
Views: 4140

Re: Brewing alcohol free

ingo wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:19 pm
How much starch is there? …
So you reckon not much starch can be made available for conversion? Welcome to low alcohol brewing!
by PeeBee
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Using a cask as a keg (sorry!)
Replies: 15
Views: 1665

Re: Using a cask as a keg (sorry!)

The "trap" was part of a "first aid" venting device for those occasional wayward kegs (/casks?). My main brewery (which has been off-line for 9 months) turned out a minimum 40L batch size, so by the time I got around to the second corny it could have got "excited". I only connect that contraption fo...
by PeeBee
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fast response HLT
Replies: 14
Views: 1524

Re: Fast response HLT

The speed will be governed by how good your heat exchanger is and how fast you dare recirculate without everything bunging up. The speed and power of the heating element is no longer a factor. If I was advising how to build a "dedicated HERMS pot" I'd apply the usual care and research into the descr...
by PeeBee
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Using a cask as a keg (sorry!)
Replies: 15
Views: 1665

Re: Using a cask as a keg (sorry!)

Old thread, I know, I have a question on the above mentioned document. PeeBee what vessel/container do you use for the trap with the bubblecounter? Blimey, it is an old thread you've dug up. But far from the oldest I've seen resurrected! The "trap" for that rare moment when you connect a very full ...
by PeeBee
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Advice on regulator issues.
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Advice on regulator issues.

Norgren and Micromatic are my personal favourites, but as Jocky indicates really any that are popularly used in licenced/professional beer cellars should be pretty decent - ODL, IMI Cornelius etc. … I'm not too sure about that! Some popularly used systems in licenced/professional beer cellars can b...
by PeeBee
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fast response HLT
Replies: 14
Views: 1524

Re: Fast response HLT

As this thread was started so long ago, I'll post a summary of what I'm trying to do (I could do with the reminder myself!). A problem with HERMS driven mashing systems is the slow convergence of actual mash temperature with selected ("set") temperature. Another problem I found was if using HERMS to...
by PeeBee
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fast response HLT
Replies: 14
Views: 1524

Re: Fast response HLT

About time I got this brewery fixed! It's close on nine months since progress halted due to rampant induced voltages crawling all over my control boxes. So, the brewery is back together and waiting for its first brew. Induced voltages excised and the extra bits of hardware introduced. Extra bits of ...
by PeeBee
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Stainless vs brass for CO2 system?
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: Stainless vs brass for CO2 system?

LeeH wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:31 pm
In a nutshell, by the time you notice the primary gauge dropping, your bottle is near dead.
That's the one!

Okay, so I'm a wanna-be squirrel and my dream "nutshell" is rather big. So I'm not too good at "in a nutshell". Or, "in a nutshell", I waffle a lot.
by PeeBee
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Stainless vs brass for CO2 system?
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: Stainless vs brass for CO2 system?

… Is there not a stage in between 'not empty' and 'empty' where the liquid is exhausted, but you still have several litres of CO2 in a compressed state? … There surely is! But it does depend on what is being served. I'm mainly hand pumped beer and can get a few days warning - although I was fetchin...
by PeeBee
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Lallemand London ESB dry yeast.
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Lallemand London ESB dry yeast.

Lallemand used to do "Manchester" yeast too. The "ESB" yeast is their old, resurrected, "London" yeast (or so I've gleaned). "Windsor" and "Nottingham" make up the original four.

Unless anyone has a different interpretation from "the horse's mouth".
by PeeBee
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cooling system
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Cooling system

Here's a link to the series of posts I did about creating the cooler cupboard and indoor brewery. The condenser plate and compressor were supplied and fitted by a cooling engineer. It cost about £1,100. Pricey, but well worth it. It's lovely to be able to draw a pint at about 12°C on these warm aft...